As a society we've resisted the urge to become fixed.
As people transitioned from a hunter-gatherer to a sedentary lifestyle, we developed tools that still allowed us to project ourselves. If things weren't working out in one location, then we moved to another.
Sometimes we are forced to move due to conditions such as war, famine, poor farming conditions, or more opportunity elsewhere. Families often move to be closer to other family members or to take new jobs in other cities, states, or countries. Generations ago, you may have only moved when you needed to, but presently it's acceptable to simply go where you need to go. The actual movement across great physical distances doesn't seem to matter.
Shifting across cultures, however, is more difficult for people to do. Moving from a place where there was one way of seeing, thinking, and doing to another can be intimidating. It requires a flexible worldview and a strong sense of self. There is also the possibility that you may not be welcome until people develop a better understanding of who you are. The more time you spend in a foreign country, for instance, the more you will start to be like that culture. It becomes a part of you.
The spread of ideas has been enabled by technology and a greater awareness that people in other places are dealing with the same problems. Being able to accept new ideas and perspectives and deciding to act on them has had the impact of making us more mobile. As entrepreneurs, people have decided to strike out on their own, develop side projects, or take on a hobby. Regardless of what it is, the activity serves to broaden our experience in the world.
When ideas stop flowing and people stop moving, the system becomes ineffective. Our way of life demands the movement of people and ideas in order cross-pollinate with other cultures and to expand our base of knowledge and resources. Becoming fixed means death.
Always on the move is becoming a new way of life as people seek to recreate themselves and their companies to match this new reality. Technology has served to make connecting easier and bring people closer--but only those that want to connect. For those that don't, the potential exists for their to be a counter movement to stay in one place. Why move when I can go anywhere through my computer?
Striking a balance between constantly moving and staying in one place seems to be what many people are struggling to resolve. For people that can make it work, staying in motion and remaining open to new opportunities can be rewarding--and the key to developing new sources of value.